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before it starts. is a new technology called predictive policing. it relies on these sophisticated computer analysis to study past crimes to prevent future crimes and it is working. in los angeles property crime dropped 13%, and when the technology was rolled out in santa cruise the number of burglaries dropped by 26%. so i was fascinated by this, and joining me now to discuss how big data is making police departments smarter is zach friend, a former crime analyst with the santa cruz police department. and he is now the city's newly elected county supervisor probably elected because of your success in reducing crime. zach thank you so much for joining us in "the war room." >> thanks. it's good to be here. >> how does this technology work? >> it works in a similar way to how we predict earthquake after shocks. when you have crime there is after shocks associated it with. it lets officers know when and where a crime will occur. >> jennifer: people are looking at the screen now, and seeing a square block. tell us about that. >> what the algorithm provides is 500 fo
of debate, a lot of the fight over this technology relates to things that are essentially not proveable right now. someone a mile away from a well says that there is some contamination, not so much the fracking slides but the salty water that comes out of the well. you can say there is salty water there, but you can't prove that it's coming from that drilling operation. there are a couple of technology technologies being developed where essentially you'll have a fingerfingerprinting process. every well would have it's fluids tagged, a molecular tag which is would be like a label or barcode. there you could say there it is. and the fracking fights--you would have a sense of accountability. then on other things, a month or so ago in the blog i wrote about a simple infrared camera can emit the gas emissions. unlike other kinds of pollution in the air so with the right kind of camera, and these are not expensive anyone, including a non-government environmental group can point to emissions and say there is a problem here, then it's up to government to push forward. so much of the debate abo
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